Archive for October, 2016

Family Engineering Workshop in Wayne County, MI

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

A dozen classroom teachers and STEM education consultants attended a Family Engineering Training Workshop held at the Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) in southeast Michigan, conducted by Joan Chadde, Michigan Technological University. Wayne RESA serves the largest number of teachers in the U.S. Participants all gave the Family Engineering program high 5’s on their evaluations. Notable comments included:  “I loved all aspects of the opener activities!” “Great workshop! Very hands-on!” “Easy for parents to participate!” “I loved being able to take home a Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide!”

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2016 Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival features Family Engineering

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Family Engineering was the featured event on the first day of the 3-day 2016 Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival held August 4-6 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The mission of the event is to stimulate and sustain public interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational festival for all ages in northern Michigan. Family Engineering openers, as well as the longer challenge activities, were presented at Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton with help from more than a dozen science and engineering students from Michigan Technological University. The whole family enjoyed these fun hands-on challenges.

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